Selahattin Yilmaz

Associate Professor


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+(90) 232 750 6659

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+(90) 232 750 6645

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Room Z48

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  • B.S., Middle East Technical University, 1987.
  • M.Sc., University of Sheffield , 1991.
  • Ph.D., University of Sheffield , 1995.
  • Post-Doctorate Studies at Karlsruhe University , Karlsruhe, Germany, 2004-2005.
Honors and Awards
  1. Baden-Württemberg Grant., 40. Int. Seminar Program, Visiting Prof., Germany, 2004-2005.
  2. TÜBITAK- Hüsamettin Tugaç Vakfi research Prize, 2nd prize, Ankara, 2003.  
  3. Thring Prize, Chemical Eng. and Fuel Technology Group, Shefffield University , England, 1994.
  4. British Coal Profosyonel Access Scheme Grant, Sheffield, England, 1990-1994.
  5. Grant for MSc and PhD studies in England , Turkish Ministry of Education, 1989-1995.
Research Interests

Gas phase, Gas-liquid phase catalytic reactions (E.g., hydrogenation and Isomerization). Fine chemicals production (cosmetics, pharmaceuticals). Conversion of renewable materials.

Microporous and Mesoporous Materisls synthesis, characterisation and their use as catalysts.  Zeolites. Enzyme Catalysis. Materials preparation and characterization.

  • Hydrogenation of fine chemicals.
  • Bulk chemical Isomerization.
  • Production of Hydrogen.
  • Esterification by Enzymes.
  • Renewable materials utilization.
  • Zeolite Synthesis, Modification and Characterization.

Selected Publications

  1. Aykaç, H., Yilmaz S., Hydrogenation of Citral Over Pt and Pt-Sn Catalysts, Turk. J. Chem., 32 (2008) 653 – 662.
  2. Garrido G. I., Patcas F. C., Upper G., Tuerk M., Yilmaz S., Kraushaar-Czarnetzki B., Supercritical Deposition of Pt on SnO 2 -coated Al 2 O 3 Foams: Phase Behaviour and Catalytic Performance, App. Catal. A, 338 (2008) 58–65.
  3. Günes, A., Bayraktar O., Yilmaz S., Liquid Phase Oxidation of Carvacrol Using Zeolite Encapsulated Metal Complexes, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 45 (2006) 54.
  4. Yilmaz, S. Ucar S., Artok L. ve Gulec, H.,''The Kinetics of Citral Hydrogenation Over Pd Supported on Clinoptilolite Rich Natural zeolite'', App.Catal. A, 287 (2005) 261-266.
  5. Elbir S., Yilmaz S., Toksoy K., Guden M. ve Hall I.W. ''SiC-particulate Aluminum Composite Foams Produced by Powder Compacts:Foaming and Compression Behavior'', Journal of Material Science, 38 (2003) 4745-4755.
  6. Kantarli I. C., Artok L., Bulut H., Yilmaz S., ve Ülkü S.. “Acylation of 2-Methoxynaphthalene Over Ion-Exchanged Beta-Zeolite”, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 142 (2002).
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